A DETERMINED family have launched a mission to raise £250,000 to secure vital treatment for a pub boss diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.

Tyler Pearmain, 43, was diagnosed with grade four Glioblastoma in April this year after suffering with dizziness and struggling with his words while working at his family-run Waeccer Pub in Great Wakering.

Tyler, who lives in Thorpe Bay with wife Keri, and children Casey, Duke and Wren, is undergoing intensive treatment at Southend Hospital as he fights for his life.

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His brother, Jody Pearmain, 47, says the family are busy distracted raising funds for private treatment for Tyler.

But he admits the news of Tyler’s condition was a hammer blow for everyone.

“The diagnosis has hit us extremely hard,” he said.

“It is the first thing we all think about when we wake up and the last thing we think about before going to bed.

“It is like walking around with a huge cloud over your head, but we are trying to be positive, we are constantly on the internet researching, his wife is doing an amazing job looking after him, and we are determined that Tyler will be here with us for a long, long time.

“He is just an amazing father, a loved husband, the best brother me and Lewis could wish for, and one of the nicest people you will ever meet.”

After speaking to his doctor about symptoms, Tyler was sent to A&E, where he had a CT scan which showed up a mass.

A follow-up MRI scan showed two tumours, and a biopsy revealed they were both inoperable and grade four, which there currently is no cure for.

However, we decided to get a second opinion, and has since had 90 per cent of the largest tumour removed via an operation.

Tyler is going through intensive radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment as his family now bid to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to secure DC Vax treatment.

It is an experimental vaccine which uses cells from an individual’s own body to attack tumours and experts claim it has showed a promising survival rate.

Jody added: “The only problem is its currently not available on the NHS and its very expensive.

“We need to raise £150,000 for the first years treatment and then another £100,000 ongoing.

“The fundraiser is already at just over £12,000 and we would like to massively thank every single person who has contributed.”

To donate, visit gofundme.com/f/help-my-dad-tyler-pearmain-fight-brain-cancer